The Taliban regime ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001. The group was formed in 1994 under the leadership of Mullah Muhammad Omar. They were ousted by coalition forces after the initiation of war on terror post 9/11. Their links with terrorist and militant organizations such as Al-Qaeda made them a priority target in the war on terror. The organization in currently engaged in hostile conflict against the coalition forces present in Afghanistan [29].








[29]Institute for the Study of Violent Groups. Lashkar-e-Islam. Retrieved on: September 10th 2013. Retrieved from: http://vkb.isvg.org/Wiki/Groups/Lashkar-e-Islam